In Plain Sight (Excalibur)

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Teaser

The crew of the Excalibur has been tasked by Starfleet Intelligence to go undercover on the planet Demes II to investigate a sudden advancement in their level of technology. Could there be an outside influence? Or is it a miraculous turn in their society?

Plot Summary

Admiral Ambrosius and Doctor Boeschg have come aboard the Excalibur to brief the crew on their coming mission, sans Doctor Adea and Commander Yalu who are being cast out by Starfleet Intelligence as a potential risk to the mission. The planet of Demes II is currently in an ice age of sorts but also experiencing a technological boom. Moving in a few short years from a technological level similar to Earth's 18th century to late 19th century. SFI believes there may be outside influences and considers this a possible threat to the Federation, but won't say how or why. Doctor Boeschg informed the crew that they would be split into three teams heading to three different areas of concern. Commander MacKenzie will lead Lieutenants Yellir, Sirin, and Dakora to the industrial town of Lakonna. Commander Niac will be leading Lieutenants Etan, Silveira, and Kuppasoop to the port town of Jupe. And Commodore Nicholotti will be leading Commander Jolara, Lieutenants Sherlock, Gnaxac, and Ensign Tiberius to the agricultural village of Yanthi.

The various teams begin to plan their individual missions and covers.

Once on Demes II, the teams seem to get a relatively restless first sleep before making their way out into the respective areas of operation. Commander MacKenzie's team making contact with Welne, a local journalist meanwhile, Commander Niac's team searches for work at the Jupe docks after meeting Fingus Lakar, a local barkeep. The team in Yanthi, led by Commodore Nicholotti, has made their way into the village square for food only to have their breakfast interrupted by a fight among the locals.

MSPNPCs

Ambrosius Corvus Regillensis

  • Name: Ambrosius Corvus Regillensis
  • Species: Magna Roman
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB (Age): 233004.15 (69)
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
  • Hair: Salt-and-pepper
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Rank: Rear Admiral
  • Spouse: Iphigenia Marcellina Corvae Regillensae (m. 2352, div. 2380)
  • Children: Jacintha Serapia, Hubertus Torquatus, Abrahamus Dives
  • Overview: TBD
  • Personality: TBD
  • Simmed by: Yogan Yalu

Carol Boeschg

  • Name: Carol Suella Boeschg
  • Species: Human
  • Sex: Female
  • DOB (Age): 235704.15 (42)
  • Height: 161 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Rank: None (civilian)
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None
  • Overview: TBD
  • Personality: TBD
  • Simmed by: Yogan Yalu

Ulst Rekaa

  • Name: Lesser Cleric Ulst Rekaa
  • Species: Demesian
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 1.54m / 5' 1"
  • Weight: 38.5 kg / 85 lbs (emaciated)
  • Hair: White
  • Eyes: Light green
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None
  • Overview: The life of a cleric is a hard one, but all lives are hard in this woeful age of ice. It is only the warmth of the Eternal Ember which has kept Ulst Rekaa alive, even as those around her have fallen to suffering and savagery in an increasingly hostile world.
  • Personality: Found abandoned in the snowdrifts as an infant, she has been raised within the temple and knows no life but one of service to her community. She is dedicated to bringing the warmth of the Ember to all those who would embrace it and would want no life for herself other than one in service to the Temple, for which she would do anything as repayment for her debt of life.
  • Simmed by: Karrod Niac

Welne

  • Name: Welne
  • Species: Demesian
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 47
  • Height: 1.75 mt
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Black
  • Spouse: Moira (deceased)
  • Children:
    • Molne, male, 19 years old
    • Woira, female 15 years old
    • Keln, male, 10 years old
    • Fali, female, 8 years old
  • Overview: Welne is a renowned journalist and cultured Demesian. He is a family man, being both father and mother to his four children. His wife died six years ago and he managed to move on out of the sheer love for his children. A well cultivated and educated person, his father was a renowned scholar, he takes great pleasure in writing. With deep moral values he considers that his job is to report the truth, no matter who it hurts. That granted him with a strong popular support, but some animosities as well. He respects his nation's institutions, serving in the military before he was married, but he never disguise his concerns when he felt justice and fairness was at stake. Even in his own side. Not commonly known, not even all of his children know the truth, he is a Novelist. Starting in short fantasy stories, he allows his imagination to flow in leaflets either themed in ages of magic and fairies, but also in science fantasy to far out futures and away up to the stars. He writes under a pseudonym Jeles Wulls, and his most famous work, the short story Automaton, then continued into a Novel that most likely will become a trilogy.
  • Personality: He is a kind person, polite, with what seams an infinite calm. However he is fierce in defending his believes, his loved ones and fighting injustice. He does volunteer work, teaches young and old typographers in the Journal he works how to read. With the Large Winter they are facing he also brings them hot food and beverages, since he knows most of them have low incomes.
  • Simmed by: Vitor Silveira

Fingus

  • Name: Fingus Lakar
  • Species: Demesian
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 Cycles (About 20 years old)
  • Height: 1.78m/5'-10"
  • Weight: 113kg/250lbs
  • Hair: White
  • Eye: Brown/orange
  • Spouse: None
  • Children:None
  • Overview: Fingus is a dreamer, often seen staring off into the middle distance while pouring yet another ale for a thirsty fisherman. He yearns for adventure and new experiences but is too timid and afraid to disappoint his father to actually seek it out. Groomed to be the next in a long line of innkeepers and publicans, he is friendly, cordial, and generally well-liked by his patrons. He takes a keen interest in newcomers and is always eager to hear news from the much-romanticized frontier.
  • Simmed by: Talos Dakora

What we've learned

Note: Information in this section has been stated IC.
  • Not even on the map until five years ago, Jupe regular shipments from the region’s capital- sometimes as many as two dozen per standard week. It’s population has exploded from around fifty to almost eight hundred- and rising. But there are indications that the expansion came quickly and unexpectedly. There is little in the way of societal infrastructure: the local constabulary- for want of a better phrase- is poorly equipped, undermanned and believed to be ineffectual.
  • Smugglers have taken advantage of the lack of police and oversight and are running various rackets through the extensive warren of coastal caves that stretch for fifteen kilometres around the port. Hampering efforts to reign in these smugglers is the fact that most nights a thick and apparently impenetrable fog descends over the coast. Most ships that go out at night get lost and are never heard from again, except for the smugglers, who seem to have a way around this.
  • Akrayzhundayfunt = Mother

Abuzhna = Father Fambity = Daughter Smoot = Son Soyit = Sister Beauf = Brother Chonque = Aunt

  • Skraats of the Morality Patrol are the local religious based constabulary.

Locations of Interest

  • Yanthi, an agricultural town in the center of the peninsula
  • Lakonna, the capital and only major urban center on the peninsula
  • Jupe, rhymes with ‘poop,’ a quiet seaside village on the south coast.

Just for your knowledge

Note: Information in this section may not necessarily be commonly known IC.
  • An Admiral from Starfleet Intelligence is there to brief the crew, but has banned Doctor Adea and Commander Yalu from the mission.


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